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Ten Feet Tall
Shappi Khorsandi - Mistress and Misfit
Shappi presents England’s unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson’s mistress’, and a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women’s lib wasn’t a ‘thing’; in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from ‘scullery maid’ to ‘Lady Hamilton’.
Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn’t? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.
‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency’ - The Guardian
Star of Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi is on the road with her new sell out show.
She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor-sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm.
Shappi is also the acclaimed author of A Beginners Guide to Acting English, and fantastic debut novel Nina is not OK. She is also the president of the British Humanist society.
‘Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy’ - The New Statesman
‘Makes live comedy thrilling’ - London Evening Standard